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NEWS: Five Marines Killed in Iraq Border Fight

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posted on Apr, 18 2004 @ 03:01 PM
The Associated Press is reporting that 5 Marines have been killed near the Syrian border fighting a large number of Iraqi insurgents. At least 10 Iraquis were also killed in the fighting.

The fighting at the town of Husaybah, on the Syrian border, appeared to be related to insurgent violence in the western towns of Fallujah and Ramadi.

It began when insurgents ambushed Marines in the city on Saturday, sparking a 14-hour-battle with hundreds of gunmen. Fighting continued Sunday in three neighborhoods of the city, which was sealed off by U.S. forces.

Five Marines were killed in the initial ambush and nine more were wounded throughout the fighting, an embedded journalist from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

Ten Iraqis were killed and 30 wounded - a mixture of insurgent fighters and civilian bystanders, said Hamid al-Alousi, a doctor at the hospital in the nearby city of Qaim, 240 miles west of Baghdad.

Five Marines Killed in Iraq Border Fight

posted on Apr, 18 2004 @ 03:08 PM
Ten US troops have died in clashes with insurgents or other combat in Iraq this weekend, the US military says.

The dead include five marines killed in pitched battles near the Syrian border and three soldiers ambushed near a city south of Baghdad.

Marines killed 25 to 30 insurgents in the battle, the US statement claimed.

Meanwhile, a tense stand-off is continuing in the holy city of Najaf between US forces and supporters of radical Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr.

A spokesman for Mr Sadr said all mediation efforts have so far failed.

The Americans insist Mr Sadr must be captured or killed and his militia disbanded, but so far they have respected Shia calls not to attack the city.

Ten US troops killed in Iraq

posted on Apr, 18 2004 @ 03:57 PM
Deteriorating daily. This will not get better from here.
We are nearly at critical mass now, and i hope everyone has an idea of what is to come for all of us. Its not pleasent.
CNN is dropping hints of an impending draft today in the wake or these latest deaths.
Sharon has declared that they are going to kill ANYONE that wants to stand up for the palestinians.
This will be an interesting summer to say the least.
Enjoy it while you can, because i fear there will be no election this year, and America will not be the same place next year that it is today.
Its so sad to watch this great land die a slow death like this while the sheeple blindly follow thier 'elected' leaders, overwhelmed by the constant infotainment deluge. Only when there is no gas for their fancy cars, no twinkies in the cupboard, no cable tv to keep them subdued will they look around and ask 'What happened?"

posted on Apr, 19 2004 @ 12:57 PM
Five US Marines were killed and nine wounded in Iraq when hundreds of guerrillas attacked American forces near the Syrian border, a sign that the rebellion is spreading to regions which have hitherto been peaceful.

The pitched battle on Saturday started when the marines were ambushed in Husaybah, 240 miles west of Baghdad, according to a reporter from the St Louis Post-Dispatch, who was with the Marines. A doctor at the nearby city of al-Qaim said 10 Iraqis were killed and another 30 wounded, including guerrillas and civilian bystanders. The Husaybah police chief, Imad al-Mahlawi, was reportedly killed by a Marine sniper.

Eleven US soldiers die as revolt spreads to Syrian border

posted on Apr, 19 2004 @ 01:29 PM
unless you expect to bitten by hornets and have a way to kill them all.

posted on Apr, 20 2004 @ 12:09 AM
BAGHDAD The United States has been fighting what officials term a silent war with Syria which killed at least five soldiers over the weekend.

U.S. officials said U.S. Marines have deployed along the Syrian border to stop the flow of insurgents and equipment to Iraq. They said Marines have engaged with both Sunni insurgents as well as some Syrian security personnel along the border in clashes that have intensified over the last few weeks.

U.S. Marines engaged in 'silent war' near Syrian border


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